President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (Middle) Pauses for a photo with Cranes players and staff at State House, Entebbe. Photo Courtesy, FUFA.

Uganda Cranes morale boosted as President Museveni offers 200M and chartered plane to fly them to Maseru

Uganda Cranes morale boosted as President Museveni offers 200M and chartered plane to fly them to Maseru

Total AFCON Qualifiers 2019

Uganda Vs Lesotho
Saturday 13th October 2018
Time: 4pm at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
Charges: 15,000/- (ordinary Tickets), 40,000/= (VIP), 150,000/= (VVIP)

Uganda Cranes morale ahead of the 2019 Total AFCON Qualifier match has been boosted by a timely financial support of shs 200M and a Chartered plane to Maseru from the President of the Republic of Uganda His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

This was yesterday when the President discussed football matters with the contingent that went to State House, Entebbe before he announced his offer of a chartered flight to fly the Cranes to Maseru for the return leg fixture against Lesotho to be played on 16th October in Maseru.

The President congratulated the team for putting up great results in the past keeping them on top of the group in the campaign and urged them to work harder against Lesotho on Saturday.

 I have been following you of recent and I thank you for the performance but we need to work harder for better results. I have offered you a chartered plane to Lesotho and UGX 200M to help you get good results,

said President Museveni.

Speaking on behalf of the players, team captain Denis Onyango appreciated the President and the First Lady Janet Museveni who is also Minister of Education and Sports for the recent support towards the Cranes and football.

Bigwhale sports has learnt that all 24 players currently in residential camp at Kabira Country club in Bukoto have each already received Shs.5M as motivational fee.

The Cranes top Group L with four points from two matches played.

Credit to part of information, FUFA.

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